Our culinary PHILOSOPHY

food, friends, wine

Our concept is pure and robust and builds on refined and distinctive flavours. Inspired by historic Albanian gastronomy, Bistro Illyrian offers modern and delicious dishes to share! 

Our dishes are prepared with love and patience, infused with special herbs and spices. The finest vegetables, organic meat, poultry and fresh fish form the basis of our dishes.

It is prepared in a unique Harrison charcoal oven, custom-made in London for Illyrian, resulting in the perfect texture and a deliciously smoky and authentic taste.

Together with a delicious selection of wines, carefully selected by our team and our special wine merchant Piet Neyt.

Albanian Ancient Social Code

The house of an Albanian belongs to God and to the guest. Every hour of the day and night, a man must be ready to receive a gust with bread, salt, and an open heart!

Van harte,

team Illyrian

All we had was a dream and ambition ... 

Besmira & Fation are the two strongmen behind Bistro Illyrian!

Fation, a passionate and experienced chef, is the inspirer of Illyrian. Besmira, with her creative mind and passion for good food, has many years of experience as Fation's right-hand woman at Ella's & M Catering, Illyrian's sister company. 

Egzon strengthens our duo. With his eye for detail, he manages everything outside the kitchen. Together, they form "the three musketeers".

Today, they are building on this momentum as a team and Fation's dream of having their own restaurant where everyone can enjoy all the goodies they offer is becoming reality. 

Would you like to enjoy pure pleasure in a cosy environment with friendly service? Then come along! You can find us at Francois Laurentplein 8 in Ghent.